Hi, my EV Everywhere contract expires next month, my V2G trial ends next month. Unfortunately my V2G will have been out of action for four months after a really good trial but hopefully replaced next month. I have solar which seems to be the game-changer with V2G plan.
I’m looking at tariff options. EV Drive seems the best of the bunch but I’ll have to bring my gas over and pay more for it. I’ve been told Drive Anytime is likely to launch properly in summer and I’d need to be on Drive to be eligible. Apparently acceptance of V2G customers onto Anytime is still under consideration. It would be great if trialists could have an insight into whether this was heading before signing up for the future period. Anyone in the same boat?
Best answer by Jess_OVO
Sorry for the delay but I’m back again with the official update on the compatibility of V2G with OVO Drive and OVO Drive + Anytime.
First off, the OVO Drive plan and V2G trialists: customers on this V2G trial are eligible for the OVO Drive plan, as long as they meeting the other eligibility criteria outlined here.
Here is a statement from the team on V2G and OVO Drive + Anytime compatibility:
“We really value the loyalty of our V2G trialists, and are acutely aware that you’re some of our most pioneering customers. You’ve enabled us to explore new, emerging tech – which we’re incredibly grateful for – and we appreciate that you’re keen to try new propositions.
So, it’s only right that we investigated developing a version of Anytime that’s compatible with V2G. However, we couldn’t find a way to make this viable without severely compromising your user experience.
When V2G was conceived, it was built with the export credits proposition in mind, which is delivered via your smart meter. Unfortunately though, this isn’t compatible with our Anytime offer – which is designed to use data from the charger instead. We totally understand your frustration at not being able to take advantage of this new product, but we firmly believe that our V2G proposition is still the best deal for those of you using it to support the grid.
If you’ve got any further questions, please feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com, and thanks again for being V2G pioneers!”